Greater Los Angeles Area
Feast may sound like it’s all about the food—and they certainly live up to their name in turning fresh, seasonal ingredients into visual and flavorful feasts—but their capabilities extend far beyond the kitchen. With over a decade of experience, Feast has a solid reputation of producing superb and unforgettable affairs, down to the tiniest detail.
From custom menus, to decorative details and unique themes, the creative team behind Feast works closely with clients—offering inspired ideas and the expertise to produce one-of-a-kind, extraordinary celebrations. Every event produced by Feast, from large galas to small gatherings, receives the utmost care, service and consideration.
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“I love their modern approach to food and old-school approach to customer service.”
“Having Feast cater one of our events is like having an amazing LA restaurant in our backyard.”
“From beginning to end, they exceeded expectations.”
“The food was exceptional, the servers were courteous and expedient and the venue and kitchen were spotless afterward.”
“Feast is just a class act.”
“The food was perfect. The table settings were gorgeous.”
“The primary outstanding service was their ability to individualize the evening and come up with a creative result that perfectly matched our goals for the event.”
“I think it’s neat that they do a lot of specialty themes and will design around this theme from top to bottom. They can coordinate everything.”
“I think any bride that would choose to use Feast would not be disappointed. They can work with any budget and can create an amazing experience.”
Questions and Answers
What 3 words describe your work? Fun. Creative. Rewarding.
Tell us about your company name. A "feast" by definition is a sumptuous meal enjoyed by a group. It perfectly describes a celebration of good food, drink, and friends.
Why should someone hire you? We bring a breadth of experience from small intimate gatherings to weddings and larger scale corporate and institutional events. We offer:
- Over fifteen years experience catering successful events in the Los Angeles area.
- A reputation for creating unique menus and providing high quality, flavorful food.
- A commitment to using fresh, high quality ingredients.
- Professional staff to provide exceptional service and hospitality.
What are the common misconceptions about your services? Catering services go far beyond selecting a menu. The true success of an event is in the details, and with over a decade of experience coordinating events of all scales and budgets, the feast team is meticulous about every detail of an event from themes and menus to location, ambiance, music and decoration.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started? A love of food coupled with years of traveling and cooking throughout Europe and the US taught us innovative ways to work with fresh ingredients. Feast is the realization of a vision to make good food an affordable pleasure.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work? The local and organic food movement inspires us to look much differently at how we develop our menus. As avid gardeners, we believe ingredients matter and choose the highest quality available, often locally sourced or even grown in our kitchen garden.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding: Once a bride skateboarded to the altar. Another time, the officiant didn't show up so the bride recruited a wedding guest to conduct the ceremony. Both resulted in a lot of laughs.
What makes a wedding memorable for you? Seeing our clients relax and enjoy themselves with good friends and family.
What have weddings taught you? Every event is different and every client brings us a new opportunity to become better at what we do.
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding? Two pieces of advice: If something becomes too stressful or seems too expensive, just delete it from the wedding plan—it'll never seem worth it if you're not comfortable with it. And eat, drink and have fun at your wedding. It's a celebration and you should enjoy every minute of it.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be? To be able to read the clients' minds…
What are 3 words that describe your personality? Creative, fun, dedicated.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art? Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain—wonderful anecdotes of a working kitchen.
What is your favorite quote? "You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients."—Julia Child
What's your favorite marriage advice? Have dinner together every day.
Extracurricular activities: Gardening, wine tasting and cooking outdoors over an open flame.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you be instead? An organic farmer.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any. Three dogs, an aquarium, a koi pond and two chickens!
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges? The Farmers Market, Nook Bistro, CaCao Mexicatessen, Chaya Downtown, Corkbar, Bombay Café, Providence.
About This Company
“Amazing food, impeccable presentation and customer service second to none”—that’s how clients describe Feast, a team of passionate professionals dedicated to bringing fresh, authentic ingredients to the table in a way that transforms every event into an absolute celebration.
The company has a reputation for consistently delivering beyond expectations. Partners Marcus Baird and Harvey Slater share decades in the culinary industry, and a love of food enhanced by years of travel and cooking throughout Europe and the U.S. Inspired by local and organic food movements, this pair of avid gardeners believe that the dining experience begins with flavorful, seasonally influenced components, which they showcase with elegance and imagination. Whether the offering is sweet heirloom tomatoes, tender baby leeks, delicate sea bass, or mouth-watering medallions of beef tenderloin, they’re known for sourcing the very best products and framing them with exquisite care. “Everything is always meticulously prepared and looks like art,” remarks a customer who uses them to accommodate her celebrity clientele. “I love that Feast is so versatile.”
Yes, versatility as well as innovation are definitely hallmarks of Feast’s style, but so are customization and flawless delivery. Whether it’s an ultra-special dinner for six or a chic luncheon for two thousand, the team executes to perfection. From custom menus to decorative details and unique themes, they create one-of-a-kind celebrations for an enormous range of events. “They are absolute team players and incredible partners,” declares a colleague. “Marcus and Harvey are both very intelligent and work extremely well with clients. They are always fabulously organized.”
“We know what works,” stresses Harvey, who, along with Marcus, is famous for keeping things beautiful and yet deceptively simple—a feat that less seasoned caterers might not be able to achieve. Feast’s numerous fans attest to this. “They are true professionals,” declares an industry colleague. “They’re creative and highly respected. Their service is as good as it gets.” “Feast has one of the most inventive and forward-thinking menus of any catering company I have worked with,” says another. “They take pride in their business and in keeping clients happy.” A client who used Feast for her own wedding adds, “I’d give them a 10/10 on service and a 10/10 on communication. Food was a very important factor at our wedding and my friends are still talking about how great it was.”
Feast’s success stems from their uncanny ability to balance the competing elements of a catered event: organization and expert execution with exciting new trends and spontaneity. Just how well they manage this balancing act is pretty much summed up by one admiring wedding client: “The food was perfect. The table setting was gorgeous. The servers were courteous and efficient. Feast knows when to have fun and when to be professional. From beginning to end they exceeded my expectations. I love them.”
Feast Covers These Areas:Southern California
- Los Angeles
- Orange County
- Riverside / Inland Empire
- San Fernando Valley
- San Gabriel Valley / Pasadena
- South Bay L.A. / Long Beach
- And other areas by special arrangement.